Vinyl siding is one of the most popular options for homeowners when it comes to putting the finishing touch on the exterior of their home. An experienced crew may be able to fully install it in less than two working days, and it is low-maintenance once installed. Vinyl siding has the ability to expand and contract with the temperature and the sunlight. This allows it to fit snugly into channels on corners and around the doors and windows of a home. However, water damage behind vinyl siding can occur if the siding is installed incorrectly or without a water resistant barrier system.
Reasons for Water Damage Behind Vinyl Siding
If you have vinyl siding installed on your home and you have found water damage, there could be a number of causes to blame. The most common causes of water damage behind vinyl siding include the following:
- Lack of gutters installed on the top roof of the home. Rainwater from missing or improperly placed gutters can end up behind siding.
- Missing water-resistant barrier. It is a misconception that vinyl siding doesn’t need a water resistant barrier system. Different sidings need different water management systems. A siding expert like Ai Restoration will know how to install the best system for your vinyl siding.
- Missing kick-out flashing. The kick-out flashing prevents water from running down a structure, leading to water damage. This equipment is a piece of metal that goes between the end of the roof and the start of the house structure.
Proper Installation of Siding
The proper installation of vinyl siding will help prevent major water damage to your home. Even with something as little as kick-out flashing missing, the home can suffer water damage. If the siding is installed correctly, you will save money on replacing insulation, windows, wood, and other materials underneath the siding in the years to come. That’s why it’s essential to hire an experienced siding installation company like Ai Restoration. We understand that siding is not as simple as many contractors lead you to believe.
Call Ai Restoration Today
Are you having water issues because of improperly installed vinyl siding? Are you concerned that your siding was installed incorrectly? If so, it’s time to contact the experienced team from Ai Restoration to consult with a trusted contractor. Call us today at 215-794-6858 to schedule an appointment for service at your home.